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>> she may not look intimidating, but police believe a mother is responsible for a crime spree. >> more trouble for the herman cain campaign. the latest is coming up. >> the rain clouds are rolling in. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> it is wet outside but warm. >> the average high is 51. we're already there. we will not move much temperature-wise. so far we've had some light rain and sprinkles around baltimore. on the left-hand side, you can see some heavy rain in the mountains. that is moving east. the rain will pick up in intensity. take an umbrella with you. rain showers are likely today. a high temperature around 63. we will come back and check the seven-day forecast for the rest of the week. >> good morning. it has been a rough ride on the harrisburg expressway. this is 95, looking good as you
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make your way down towards howard county. you can see add 32 we're checking out ok. on the harrisburg expressway, we have the left lane closure in each direction. not impacting traffic at shawan road. this is a live view of traffic on the harrisburg expressway at warren road. we had an overturned vehicle. the left lane is closed. here delays southbound. a separate accident being worked on. york road is a much better bet. an update coming up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we want to go to you. >> police are at the scene of a fire that claimed the life of a man. firefighters arrived on old
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washington rode around 1:30 this morning. the victim has not been identified. the remaining five people managed to escape. no word about cost that fire. >> she looks innocent but police say a young woman is using that to her advantage. >> she has racked up charges that include robbery and carjacking. kim dacey has the details in towson. >> detectives believe 26-year- old stephanie schwab may be using her looks to manipulate potential victims. she does not look like a threat at 5'3" and the mother of two children, but police say she's actually a street-savvy former member of the ms-13 gang. police believe her crime spree started in virginia when she allegedly robbed two banks. police believe she is also the suspect who posed as a college student who had run out of gas in tysons corner, then carjacked at knifepoint the person who pulled over to help her. police say schwab also talked
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her way into a good samaritan's car on thanksgiving in catonsville. >> she asked for a ride, and our victim was nice enough to drive her down to the shopper's food store parking lot. when they reached that location, the suspect displayed a knife and ordered our victim to keep driving. >> detectives say the victim flagged down help, at which point schwab slashed her with a knife and ran out of the catonsville shopping center. police believe schwab may be hiding out in a baltimore-area hotel waiting for a chance to commandeer a car to get out of the city. investigators say if you do see schwab, you should assume that she is armed and contact police immediately. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. some tense momts for city firefighters called to investigate a strange odor. this was just before 10:00 p.m.
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on monday night. there was evidence of a meth lab. nobody was injured. a large stash of marijuana was found, 9 pounds and thousands of dollars in cash inside a home on cathedral street. marijuana has a street value of $25,000. >> a rape suspect is behind bars. alvin wright is accused of pulling the girl off the street. he dragged her into a vacant home and attacked her. he is charged with rape, assault, kidnapping a child under 16, and sexual solicitation of a minor. >> trying to track down a man who walked away from home detention. he was serving a sentence for
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illegally holding a firearm when the monitor went off after midnight. anyone with information should call city police. the search continues for nathan cockrel. he was mistakenly released from a central booking. he was willing to appear before the court commissioner on friday morning when he was allowed to leave. anyone an affirmation on his whereabouts should call -- anyone on his whereabouts should call 911. >> paul schurick is accused of using robocalls to keep african- americans away from the polls. his co-defendant is set to go on trial in february. >> it seems to me it has to be an important person to have him do this almost simultaneously. how do they know that his calls -- to be able to respond so
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quickly? >> the i-team will be in the courtroom and will bring you an update at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. >> more trouble for herman cain. another woman has levelled accusations against him. this is a longtime affair. >> good morning. first there were allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace. now he is accused of having an affair. there is another black cloud hanging over herman cain's campaign. >> my heart goes out to many people. this was not something that i wanted to hurt anyone. >> ginger white claims she had a 13-year affair with the gop hopeful, an affair, she says, that lasted almost until he announced his bid for the white house. >> there were leaks. there were peoplej, threats of
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people coming out with their version. -- people. not that any version is really pretty. >> on monday, cain acknowledged he knows white but denied having an intimate relationship. >> it was someone who was supposed to be a friend. but they didn't see it as a friendship. >> was this an affair? >> no, it was not. >> there was no sex? >> no. >> none? >> no. >> a month ago, cain was soaring in the polls. then he was accused of sexually harassing several women during his time at the national restaurant association. his poll numbers have dropped. cain says he is not dropping out of the race. >> as long as my wife is behind it and she believes i should stay in this race, i am staying in this race. >> he says there was no affair. his lawyer says the media and the public have no right snooping into details of consensual conduct between adults.
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tara mergener r, wbal-tv 11 news. >> barney frank says he does not plan to see reelection -- seek reelection in 2012. frank decided to retire after his congressional district was redrawn. joins a growing list of retirements. >> 60 degrees on tv hill. protecting your child from certain smart phone apps. >> dr. conrad murray heads back to court today for sentencing. his lawyers are asking the judge to do. >> a shocking scene. the victims include a one-year-
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old boy. >> how you can help make the holidays more special for children. >> a problem on the harrisburg expressway. we will check
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>> good morning. a very mild 63 degrees downtown. colder weather is on the way. we're talking holidays and we're talking a toy drive. you guys collect toys all throughout the year.
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helping children make it that much more special. you are the volunteer coordinator. your toy drive is this sunday. what are the details? >> our building will be open on sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. people in the committee, individuals, agencies, congregations, even churches bring tollways and we receive them all day on sunday. we receive them any day during our regular business hours through the week. if anyone like to arrange a special pickup time, they can reach us by phone. >> good. or haven't a drop-off on this sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. lots of items that people can bring -- toys, books.
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the want them to be brand new and unwrapped -- thet want newsthem to be brand . this is happening this sunday in a park tights. we have some rain showers arriving this afternoon. we will go back to tony in the weather center. some very lucky kids to have such generous people in the community. >> people in baltimore are very generous. thank you, ava. risk not a lot of heavy rains around here right now. it is a good idea to leave early. i think the rain will pick up in intensity. take an umbrella with you. 57 at the airport.
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58 in jarrettsville. way above average for this time of year. the average high temperature is 51. a big storm system off to the west. you can see the swirl in the clouds. underneath this storm, there's a big pocket of cold air and that is producing some snow into places that are not used to getting snow this time of year. an inch or two around mantis. snowing in arkansas. a few snow flakes around the plant -- an inch or two around memphis. you can see the rain moving out of virginia. rain showers are likely today. the best chance will be during the middle of the day. high temperature between 60 and 65. mostly cloudy tonight with a chance for some rain showers. temperature will drop back to around 40.
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the seven-day forecast -- much cooler the next couple of days. 20% chance for a rain shower tomorrow. sunshine on thursday. 53 on friday. it should stay pretty quiet on saturday and sunday. 58 or 60 on sunday. 6:16. let's check the roads. >> good morning. reports of an accident i-95 in the southbound direction at white marsh boulevard. this is traffic of 97. reports of an accident south on 97 to the ramp on westbound 100. you can see some activity on the right part of your screen. we will keep you posted. the harrisburg expressway -- all lanes are open. we had closures in the left lane northbound at warren road.
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bigger delays are southbound. all lanes are open southbound. you are seeing a buildup in volume. you may want to consider york road as your alternate. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> dr. conrad murray will be sentenced today. he has been sitting in jail since a jury found him guilty of manslaughter. he could get up to four years in prison. prosecutor is want him to pay jackson's children more than $100 million . police have yet to turn up enough evidence to hold gary giordano in the disappearance of his traveling companion, robyn gardner. her body has never been found. eight people including a baby or
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shot at a gas station in oakland, california. somebody opens fire on monday night. two people are reportedly in critical condition. the crowd may have been filming a music video at the time. >> black friday sales were on fire for the amazon kindle fi re. consumer is bought four times as many cakindles on black friday that they did last year. you can bet there will be a lot of regifting going on at this year. more than four in 10 items have
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item.iftegifted an more than 1/3 believe they have received a regifted item. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what items have you regifted? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. smart phone apps may be getting ratings to help protect your children. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. if your booking a hotel on a budget, there are some good ones in the d.c. and baltimore area. reviews of hotels in big cities nationwide. the best overall ratings were the nation's capital where over 60% of budget hotels got a positive rating.
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you know how ratings for movies are pg and r. about ratings for cell phone apps using 85-point scale -- using a 5-point scale. american shopping big time for the holidays and buying stocks. the bloomberg maryland index soaring on gains for under armour. something good come from the lack of jobs. college kids are getting more charitable. college students and recent grads are putting in longer terms of service than in the past. one of the key reasons is the competitive job market. i'm jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:20.
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60 degrees on tv hill. ms. on 97 may slowdown your trip to work -- problems on 97. >> lights on the saints against the giants -- highlights. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. get the technology they love,
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning.
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sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. kind of busy. reports of an accident on westbound 100. not finding much in that area. this is traffic on 95 in the white marsh area. that is starting to build. we have an accident in this area. 95 in the southbound direction in the white marsh. this is 83 at warren road. everything is off to the side. some heavy delays in the southbound direction. you can see the delays are not gone. we will keep you posted. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check under forecast. >> good morning. so far it is not that bad as far as the rain goes around baltimore. it will pick up in intensity. not a lot of rain at around baltimore. you can see some rain around the mountains.
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that will arrive later this morning and early this afternoon. take an umbrella with you. rain showers are likely. high temperature between 60 and 65. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> john harbaugh says even with the extra few days of rest, ray lewis remains the furthest away from returning to the lineup. appears closer tois returning to action. the ravens will travel to cleveland to take on the browns. here we go again. this has spelled disappointment three times this season against tennessee, jacksonville, and seattle. the coach knows his team has to do a better job of rising to the occasion this week on the road.
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>> we expect it to be a tight race. the bottom line is winning. we have to be concerned with what we do. this is this week. that is what you have to focus on. >> anything but a big easy for eli manning, who grew up in the new orleans area. 577 total yards for the saints. drew brees through the first touchdown of the night. third quarter. drew brees has things well in hand. is one from the shotgun. picture-perfect. to the fourth quarter.
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eli manning started off hot. he throws the bomb to cruz. inside the 10. it was too late. the saints role. the washington capitals -- the man who used to lead the team in a penalty minutes now leads the team. coach was fired and replaced. many fans wanted to see this after last season. expects physical play under their new coach, dale hunter. he likes to mix in up.
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>> as we get older, we get used to the aches and pains. and tips to keep those joints healthier longer. >> police are searching for a young mother on the run after a crime spree. >> a patterson park woman is injured trying to save her
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. another miled day. >> the chance for rain will be going up this morning. not a lot of rain at the present time. it will pick up in intensity as we head towards the late morning and lunch hour. take an umbrella with you. we will make it up to 63. that is still 12 degrees above average. things will change tomorrow. we will check the seven-day forecast. >> police say a young mother is
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preying on other woman. >> police believe stephanie schwab is responsible for bank robberies and car jacking. kim dacey joins us live in towson with more on the story. >> detectives believe stephanie schwab may be using her looks to manipulate potential victims. police say this former gang member is armed and dangerous. at 5'3", stephanie schwab does not cut an imposing figure, which is how she talked her way into a good smaritan's car in catonsville on thanksgiving, according to police. >> she asked for a ride, and our victim was nice enough to drive her down to the shopper's food store parking lot. when they reached that location, the suspect displayed a knife and ordered our victim to keep driving. >> detectives say the victim flagged down help, at which point schwab slashed her with a knife and ran out of the shopping center.
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police found an accura, the same car that schwab is suspected of stealing in a carjacking at tyson's corner last week. in that case, police say she posed as a college student who had run out of gas, then forced the acura's owner out of the car at knifepoint. >> she looks very young, way too young and very wholesome looking. she looks like a nice girl, to be honest. you would not think, you would never suspect. >> ann thompson got a glimpse of schwab when she allegedly kicked off a crime spree by robbing this and another virginia bank. police say these photos show her pulling off a heist. detectives say she built up years of street savvy as a member of the ms-13 gang. they believe she may be hiding outin a baltimore-area hotel, waiting for a chance too commandeer a getaway car out of baltimore. the woman in the carjacking is ok. she was treated and released
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from st. agnes hospital. if you do see schwab, she is armed. there is a $2,000 reward in this case. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a baltimore woman's p oodle is nursing some serious wounds after an attack by a pit bull. will and said she let people out of the car when a pair of pit bulls attacked her dog. >> these two pit bulls are on him and they were ripping flesh. >> she would not let go. i started pulling it and shaking it. >> we were throwing bricks at these dogs. >> the pull underwent surgery
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and is expected to survive -- the pull underwent surgery -- underwent surgery. >> the victim was jogging on patuxent river road 13 pit bulls attacked him. the owner fled the scene with one of the dogs. anyone with information should call anne arundel county police. >> the end of an error for baltimore talk radio -- the end of an era. ron smith retired. revealed he was suffering from stage four pancreatic cancer. >> the decision has been made by me to stop appearing on the
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radio show. i'm retiring. i basically can no longer do it . i'm getting weaker every day and it is time to pull the plug. >> he is been on the radio for 26 years. was a reporter and news anchor on wbalt tv. more on our website, wbaltv.com . >> as we get older, many of us get more aches and pains in our joints. what can we do to make sure our joints last as long as they can? it is important to stay active. moderation is key. >> especially with knee
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problems. if you did not address those issues, it is hard to solve the problem. >> try supplements and walking instead of running. any core-building activity that works on posture. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. one accident is off to the side. that should be at of their short delay. this is 95 and the white marsh area. southbound traffic backing a pretty heavily. an accident on the ramp to southbound 95. this is the beltway and chess aco. on the outer loop at philadelphia road, a possible accident. we will keep you posted.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now if murray joins us live -- now ava marie joins us live. >> the annual toy drive. they collect toys all throughout the year. they want families to have a happy holiday. we're talking about the big event they are having this sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. come to the building and bring all kinds of toys and games, supplies, books, and everything you can think of. let's get a quick check of the seven-day forecast. we do have rainy weather moving in. we could see heavy rain showers. temperatures will be dropping into the 50's this afternoon. maybe some rain showers leftover tomorrow. a high of 50 degrees. this is a great event that we're
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talking about. >> thank you. 6:37. a feud boils over at the reunion of two sports greats. caused these fireworks
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>> it may not be a flying car,
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but the core of the future looks like an iphone. is a concept car was shown to the public for the first time over the weekend. there is a touch screen computer on one side. the color and design of the body can be changed. no word on when this technology will be incorporated into future models. some >> old rivalries never die. joe kapp came uncapped at a recent luncheon honoring him and angelo mosca. they met on stage. there was a peace offering of a flower. mosca did not like it. he swung his cane. mosca goes down. the two have had it running feud
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since the 1963 grey cup championship game in which joe kapp accused mosca of a cheap shot at one of is teammates. after the fight, they did sit down together and the program continued. i would say people got their money's worth. talk about entertainment. 60 degrees on tv hill. a deadly fire claimed the life of a grandfather. >> we have some rain in the forecast for today. a few breaks in the overcast right now. that will change. 57 at the airport. 57 at the airport.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. police at the scene of a fire that claimed the life of a man. firefighters arrived on old boston road around 1:30 this morning. the victim has not been identified. the remaining five people managed to escape. some tense moments for city firefighters called to investigate a strange odor. technicians arrived just before 10:00 p.m. last night. crews found evidence of a meth lab. this could lead to an explosion. nobody was injured. there will be a lot of regifting this year. more than four in 10 adults have regifting an item. the survey found more than 1/3
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of those surveyed said they received what they thought to be a regifted item. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what items have you regifted? [laughter]
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>> we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. it is busy for motorists on southbound 95. this is a live view of traffic approaching white marsh down to the split. if you're traveling on the beltway on the east side, the inner loop at eastern boulevard, we have an accident reported. we will show you a different portion of the beltway at chesaco avenue. watch for delays on the inner loop. southbound 97 at 100. sun delays forming elsewhere. --some delays forming elsewhere. a backup on 795 out of owings mills. we will keep you posted on these
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problems this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us from the jewish community center in park heights. >> we're talking about the toy drive for the hall lies. -- the holidays. this sunday, you are having a toy drive from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. you are a board member and the chair of the volunteer services council. this is a volunteer coordinated event. >> we have families that will be coming in collecting all the toys donated by businesses and individuals. volunteers will be sorting on sunday, separating toys into different ages. anything to help raise the chair of families this time of year. >> you provide a lot of services. u.s. is people and help them out in life -- you assist a lot of
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people. >> do counseling and financial assistance. we have volunteers providing big brothers and big sisters, a financial mentoring services, rides for older adults. >> so it is their children that to.e degifts will be going school supplies, books, infants to 18 years old might want this time of year -- make sure they are brand-new and bring them here and they will be collecting them on sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. we have showers showing up around the area. a heavy batch of rate should be showing up pretty soon. we will go back to tony in the weather center -- a heavy batch of rain. >> they're doing great things all year round. thank you, ava.
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we will talk to you during the 7:00 on the plus channel. the chance for rain will be increasing as we go through the morning. there could be a steady rain falling. take an umbrella with you. 58 in annapolis. 63 downtown. a very mild start for us. average high temperature is 51. we'll sneak up a couple of degrees into the afternoon hours. a big storm system swirling through the deep south. this storm is stacked in the atmosphere appeared this is stalled and dropping some cold air and. cold enough for snow in places not accuseaccustomed to snow. snow flurries around atlanta. we have a good chance for some rain.
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there isn't heavy rain coming up to virginia right now. -- there is heavy rain coming up from virginia. rain showers are likely through the day today. high temperature between 60 and 65. mild hearing home. temperatures will drop off behind this storm. mostly cloudy tonight. temperatures drop back into the upper 30's and low 40's. 51 tomorrow. cooler than the last couple of days. there could be some leftover showers. sunshine on thursday. 53 on friday. sunshine on saturday and sunday. it will start to warm up. 51 on saturday. it may be near 60 on sunday. >> the search is on for a young mother who is accused of pulling off a crime spree that included a bank robbery and a carjacking.
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kim dacey joins us live in towson for the details. >> detectives believe 26-year- old stephanie schwab may be using her looks to manipulate potential victims. she does not look like a threat at 5'3" and the mother of two children, but police say she's actually a street-savvy former member of the ms-13 gang. police believe her crime spree started in virginia when she allegedly robbed two banks. police believe she is also the suspect who posed as a college student who had run out of gas in tysons corner, then carjacked at knifepoint the person who pulled over to help her. police say schwab also talked her way into a good samaritan's car on thanksgiving in catonsville. detectives say the victim flagged down help, at which point schwab slashed her with a knife and ran out of the catonsville shopping center. police believe schwab may be hiding out in a baltimore-area hotel waiting for a chance to commandeer a car to get out of the city. investigators say if you do see schwab, you should assume that she is armed and contact police immediately. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you.
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here is matt lauer with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. parts of the deep south being hit with a rare november snow. we love details on that. -- we will have details on that. the latest allegations against herman cain. the ex fiancee of missing florida mom named a primary suspect in that case. chris sister speaks out about the new development -- for sister speaks out about that -- her sister speaks out about that. much more when we get started on a tuesday morning. >> 60 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together
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before you head out to start your day.
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>> a new accident on the beltway. >> latest on the topside of the beltway. you can see the left lane closures. this is a the outer loop approaching harford. you can see the backup developing back to bel air road. these are the delays on the west side. all the way down to edmondson. southbound 795 started to back down from the owings mills. >> i do not mind trading off a
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mild temperatures for some rain. >> so far as the rain has not been that bad. by the time we get to 10:00 a.m., i think the rain will pick up in intensity. high temperature of 63. >> thank you. looking for more weather and traffic together? be sure to join us this morning for 11 news at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. >> you'll find more local news as well as up-to-date traffic and weather information. you can find it all on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11-2. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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